Armel Richomme v. Agricultural Social Mutuality

January 18, 2017
Final judgment
France, Rennes

Farmers, Individuals
Armel Richomme
Agricultural social mutuality
François Lafforgue

Social court
Herbicide, Glyphosate, Other
Recognize the increase in the permanent disability rate in accordance with the indicative scale of disability rates for occupational diseases in the Social Security Code.
Social Security Tribunal of Rennes, France

October 8, 2018
The judges confirm that the permanent disability rate of Mr. Armel Richomme is at a rate of 70% and the permanent disability rate for the professional coefficient of Mr. Armel RICHOMME is at a rate of 3%.
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Armel Richomme, a farmer in Ille-et-Vilaine from 1981, was exposed during his professional activity to many pesticides, until the late 1990s when he began a conversion to organic farming.

In 2012, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This disease is registered in the table of occupational diseases in agriculture by a decree of June 9, 2015. His lymphoma is then recognized as an occupational disease. The recognition gives the right to an annuity that depends on the rate of permanent partial disability (IPP). The Mutualité Sociale Agricole's medical advisor evaluates Armel's rate of PPI at 20%.

The plaintiff asked to have a higher disability rate. Following the hearing on 8/10/2018, the judges considered that the plaintiff's permanent disability rate was not 20% but 70%.